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What to Do When People with Dementia Refuse Help and Care (Part 2 of Care Refusals)

In last week’s blog, I explained why people living with dementia refuse care. In this week’s blog, I explain what to do about it. Read on for strategies that you can use immediately to prevent care-refusal behavior and  strategies to help you manage care-refusal behavior as soon as it happens.

2021 Crash Course in Dementia-Centric Communication

Dementia-centric communication is the ability to interact with people who have dementia in a respectful and meaningful way. I hear, over and over again, “I don’t know what to say to a person with dementia.” “What if I do something wrong?” Fear not, I am here to help by providing […]

Do People with Dementia Remember What They Want to Remember?

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Caregivers find selective memory difficult and frustrating with people with dementia. This blog provides insight and help.

Why People with Dementia Say No (And What to Do About it)

Alzheimers Lewy Body refusing care strategies

People with dementia say “NO” to nearly every question or request. This is an incredible challenge for caregivers. In this blog, I explain one reason for the non-stop no’s…and offer strategies for preventing and managing the negativity. Patterns of Memory Loss and Retrieval Problems All dementias share this same common […]

The “Why” Behind the “What:” Mixed-up Memories

Alzheimer's and other dementias causes compartments in the brain to break down, mixing up the memories.

Avoid quizzing the person with dementia. Logic does not work. Arguing does not work.

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